AS reports that Atlético central defender Diego Godín will be given medical clearance on Wednesday. He is expected to make it in time for Sunday’s tough clash in Anoeta against Real Sociedad.
The Uruguayan underwent an appendectomy on 30 October, a day before Almería’s visit to the Calderón, and has been sorely missed since.
The timing of Diego’s acute appendicitis was devastating for Atleti, as it forced him to miss important matches against Almería, Rosenborg and Real Madrid.
The club survived the 24-year old’s absence from last week’s draw versus Universidad Las Palmas in Copa del Rey action and its defeat of Osasuna at the Calderón this past weekend.
Roughly a month before his appendectomy, the Uruguayan international had sustained a knee sprain late into a hard-fought win against Real Zaragoza.
That knock kept him out of service for Bayer Leverkusen’s Europa League visit, and our Liga fixtures against Sevilla and Getafe.
Aside from his physical maladies, Godín’s days in red and white have been nearly flawless. In addition to considerably improving Los Rojiblancos’ aerial defense, the defender has contributed in the offensive department with two goals to his name so far in this campaign.
The fullback immediately impressed upon his arrival from Villarreal in the back end of pre-season, so much so that coach Quique Sánchez Flores awarded him a starting role on day one of the 2010-11 season.